Lea Thompson, one of his co-stars of BTTF , had a peculiar anecdote about the man. He invited her to practice a scene in his apartment which was entirely covered in black - "black lacquer floors, ceilings, everything." They also practice painting a volcano for the scene, which Thompson thought was the best prep she has ever done for a character.
2. The Letterman Appearance To End All Appearances
One of the most memorable Late Night with David Letterman interviews came when Crispin Glover appeared in July of 1987. He came in character for the movie he was promoting and had an erratic exchange that included an arm-wrestling attempt and a karate kick that almost hit Letterman.
Glover started his directing career in 2005 with the first part of his trilogy, What Is It?, which caught a lot of attention with its cast of actors with Down syndrome. The second movie, It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE, has a man with severe cerebral palsy as the star.
If you want to hang out with Glover, you'll have to go out to the Czech Republic, where he has a chateau from the 17th century. It's been a useful choice, too; he's built sets for future movies on the property he now owns.
In one of his answers during his Reddit AMA, he admitted that most of his answers were ready to go. He said that it came from "a 1600 word document that I have saved from my written interviews over the last 9 years of touring with my live shows and feature films I have directed." Odd or well-prepared? That's for you to decide.
He released The Big Problem ≠ The Solution. The Solution = Let It Be, his only album, in 1989. The songs range from spoken word to cover songs to original work, all done in truly bizarre forms. There's an actual "Big Problem" to solve in the album as well and had a phone number to call if you knew the answer.
Years before he starred in a movie about rats, Glover showed that he already had an interest in the critters. His second book was called Rat Catching, his version of an old public domain book on — you guessed it — catching rats. It's filled with his sketches, notes and scribbles.
It's not a surprise that Glover collects a certain type of idiosyncratic item. In his case the items comes from old-time hospitals; a gynecologist's table, a stuffed bird and an optometrist's wax replication of 12 eye disorders are rumored to be part of his collection.
12. He Was In A 'Friday The 13th' Movie
Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter wasn't the greatest in the series. But we do get an awesomely terrible dance sequence thanks by Crispin Glover. Here's the video, and it shouldn't surprise you that he improvised that dance number.
13. It Was His Idea For His 'Charlie's Angels' Character To Stay Silent
Glover played the villainous Thin Man in Charlie's Angels, but almost didn't because he thought the dialogue was terrible. He convinced the director that the character should just be a mute, and it apparently worked.